The Massachusetts senator broached the idea with McCain at least seven times, first raising it about 2 1/2 months ago, the source said Friday. All the conversations occurred over the phone but one, which took place on the floor of the Senate.
The last conversation was about a week ago, the McCain associate said. Each time, he said, McCain “respectfully declined, but firmly.”
Seven times? WTF?
Look, the idea of a bipartisan ticket has some public appeal, even if the kind of activist liberals who read blogs don’t think much of the idea, so I can understand Kerry being intrigued with the notion. But seven times? For chrissake, that just makes him look desperate. It’s time to move on.